Paracetamol Dose In Paediatric Oral Suspension IP

Paracetamol DoseΒ Paediatric Oral Suspension IP.

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Leaflet with Patient Information

Oral Suspension of Paracetamol 250mg/5ml. Paracetamol Dose

Read this leaflet thoroughly because it contains vital information for you.

Save this leaflet. You may need to reread it.

If you require additional information or advice, consult your pharmacist.

If your symptoms worsen or do not improve, you should see a doctor.

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if any of these side effects become severe, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet.

Paracetamol is a pain reliever or analgesic, which is a class of medication.

Paracetamol Dose

1. Paracetamol Oral Suspension and its uses:

  • It treats mild to moderate pain, such as headaches, migraines, nerve pain, toothaches, sore throats, period pains, and general aches and pains.
  • It is also used to treat cold and flu symptoms.
  • It is also used to help with fever reduction (high temperature).

2. What you should know before taking Paracetamol Oral Suspension

Do not administer this medication to a child: Paracetamol Dose

If he or she has an allergy to paracetamol or any of the ingredients listed in the section.

A rash, itching, or shortness of breath are all symptoms of an allergic reaction.

If he or she has taken any other paracetamol-containing medication.

If any of these apply to your child, consult with a doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions and warnings

Before giving Paracetamol to a child, consult with your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If he or she has kidney problems
  • If he or she has liver problems
  • If he or she has an inherited intolerance to fructose or has been diagnosed with sugar intolerance.

Your child may be more susceptible to paracetamol side effects.

If any of these apply to your child, consult with a doctor or pharmacist.

Other drugs and paracetamol:

Inform your doctor if your child is taking any of the following medications:

  • barbiturates (sleeping tablets) (sleeping tablets)
  • colestyramine tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline) (used to treat high cholesterol)
  • warfarin (used to thin the blood and prevent clotting) (used to thin blood and prevent clotting)
  • zidovudine (used in HIV infections and AIDS) (used in HIV infections and AIDS)
  • metoclopramide and domperidone (used to treat nausea and vomiting)
  • anticonvulsants (medicines used to treat epilepsy or fits) (medicines used to treat epilepsy or fits)
  • Flucloxacillin (antibiotic), due to a serious risk of blood and fluid abnormality (high anion gap metabolic acidosis), which requires immediate treatment and can occur in the presence of severe renal impairment, sepsis (when bacteria and their toxins circulate in the blood, causing organ damage), malnutrition, chronic alcoholism, and when the maximum daily doses of paracetamol are used.

If an adult uses this product, the following additional warnings are included:

You can use this medicine while taking the “pill,” but it may not be as effective for your pain or fever.

If you consume a lot of alcohol, consult your doctor before taking this medication.

You may be more sensitive to paracetamol’s side effects.

If this applies to you, consult a doctor before using.

Before taking this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

If required Paracetamol is safe to take during pregnancy.

You should use the smallest dose that relieves your pain and/or fever for the shortest amount of time.

If the pain and/or fever do not subside or if you need to take the medication more frequently, consult your doctor.

This medication should not impair your ability to drive or operate machinery.

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you or your child are currently taking or have recently taken any other medications, including over-the-counter medications.

Tartrazine and carmoisine, methyl and propyl parahydroxybenzoate, sucrose, propylene glycol, and sorbitol are all ingredients in Paracetamol Suspension.

This medication includes:

Tartrazine and carmoisine (found in flavoring) can cause allergic reactions.

Methyl and propyl parahydroxybenzoates have the potential to cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).

Each 5ml spoonful contains 2.5g of sucrose. If you have diabetes, you should take this into consideration.

If your doctor has told you that you are allergic to certain sugars, talk to him or her before taking this medication.

Glycol propylene. Each 5ml spoonful of this medicine contains 163.9mg propylene glycol. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have liver or kidney disease, do not take this medication unless your doctor has prescribed it. While you are taking this medication, your doctor may perform additional tests.

Sorbitol. Per 5ml spoonful, this medicine contains 682.0mg sorbitol. Sorbitol contains fructose. If your doctor has told you (or your child) that you (or your child) have an intolerance to some sugars, or if you have hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI), a rare genetic disorder in which a person cannot break down fructose, consult your doctor before taking or receiving this medicine. Sorbitol has the potential to cause gastrointestinal discomfort as well as a mild laxative effect.

This medication contains less than 1 mmol sodium per ml, making it essentially sodium-free.

3. Application of Paracetamol Oral Suspension

Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. If you are unsure, check the label or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Taking this medication

Check the table below to determine how much medication to take.

One 5ml spoonful of this medicine contains 250mg of paracetamol.

Take this medication only by mouth.

Never administer more medicine than indicated in the table.

It is critical to shake the bottle for at least 10 seconds before using it.

Always use the spoon that came with the package.

Fill the spoon only halfway. Do not use the spoon’s 1.25ml graduation marking for this product.

Do not combine this medication with any other paracetamol-containing medication.

How much should I take? Paracetamol Dose

6 to 8 years old One 5 mL spoonful is sufficient (large end), How frequently (in a 24-hour period): 4 times

8 to 10 years old One 5 mL (large end) spoonful and one 2.5 mL spoonful (small end), How frequently (in a 24-hour period): 4 times

10 to 12 years old Approximately two 5 mL spoonfuls (large end), How frequently (in a 24-hour period): 4 times. Paracetamol Dose

12 to 16 years old How much: 2 to 3 5 mL spoonfuls (large end), How frequently (in a 24-hour period): 4 times

For adults and children over the age of 16, Approximately two to four 5 mL spoonfuls (large end), How frequently (in a 24-hour period): 4 times

Do not exceed 4 doses in a 24-hour period.

Allow at least four hours between doses.

Do not give this medication to your child for more than three days without first consulting with your doctor or pharmacist. Paracetamol Dose

Children under the age of six should not be given this medication.

Do not exceed the recommended dose. If your symptoms worsen or do not improve after three days, you should see a doctor.

If you take more paracetamol than is recommended (overdose):

Even if you or your child appear to be fine, seek immediate medical attention in the event of an overdose. This is due to the fact that taking too much paracetamol can result in long-term, serious liver damage. Call your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible.

During the first 24 hours, there may be no symptoms, but paleness, nausea (feeling sick), sweating, vomiting (feeling sick), loss of appetite, and abdominal pain may occur.

If you fail to take this medication:

Take the next dose as needed, as long as the previous dose was taken at least 4 hours ago. Do not take a double dose to compensate for a missed dose.

Β 4. Potential side effects

Paracetamol, like all medicines, can cause side effects, though not everyone experiences them. The following side effects are possible.

If you or your child has an allergic reaction to this medication, contact your doctor right away.

The following are examples of allergic reactions:

Skin rash, flaking skin, boils, sore lips and mouth, swelling of the face, and fever are all symptoms.

Wheezing, fluttering, chest tightness, or collapse all at once.

If you or your child experience any of the following side effects, discontinue use and contact your doctor as soon as possible:

bruising more easily, sore throat, or other infection-related symptoms (these may be signs of a blood disorder)

severe abdominal and back pain accompanied by fever (high temperature), loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting (these may be signs of pancreas inflammation)

There have been very few reports of severe skin reactions. Skin reddening, blisters, and rash are possible symptoms. If skin reactions occur or existing skin symptoms worsen, discontinue use immediately and seek medical attention. Paracetamol Dose

If paracetamol is taken every day or for an extended period of time (several months or more), it may cause liver and kidney problems; however, if the proper amount is taken over a short period of time, there should be no problems; however, liver function tests may be affected.

Side effect reporting

Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any side effects. This includes any potential side effects that are not mentioned in this leaflet. Side effects can also be reported directly through the Yellow Card Scheme at or by searching for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. You can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine by reporting side effects.

5. How should Paracetamol Oral Suspension be stored?

Keep out of children’s sight and reach.

Store at no more than 25Β°C. Light should be avoided. Keep in the original packaging.

Use after the expiry date (month, year) printed on the label and carton. The expiration date is the last day of that month.

Return it to the pharmacy if it is out of date or you no longer require it.

If you notice any problems with the medicine, discontinue using it. Consult your pharmacist.

6. Pack contents and other information

What is in Paracetamol Suspension?

The active ingredient is paracetamol.

Other ingredients include methyl and propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218 and E216), propylene glycol (E1520), xanthan gum (E415), liquid sorbitol (E420), sucrose, mango flavor, pineapple flavor (with tartrazine (E102) and carmoisine (E122)), sweetness enhancer, sodium citrate, and purified water.

The appearance and contents of Paracetamol Suspension

The liquid form of paracetamol suspension is white to off-white in color and smells of mango and pineapple.

It is packaged in a brown glass bottle that holds 100ml or 500ml of suspension.

To accurately measure the dose, the package includes a 2.5ml/5ml double-ended measuring spoon (do NOT use the 1.25ml graduation marking on the 2.5ml end of the spoon for dosing).

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